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October 2017
They might have been “Happy Together” years ago, but vocalists for The Turtles won’t be pleased with a ruling the Florida Supreme Court made Thursday. The court unanimously sided with SiriusXM in a dispute about whether the satellite radio giant has to pay royalties to Flo & Eddie, a California-based company whose principals are The Turtles vocalists...
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Movie studios, Netflix, and Amazon have banded together to file a first-of-its-kind copyright lawsuit against a streaming media player called TickBox TV. The complaint says the TickBox devices are nothing more than “tool[s] for mass infringement,” which operate by grabbing pirated video streams from the Internet. The lawsuit was filed by Amazon and Netflix Studios, along with six big movie studios that...
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  We are pleased to announce that two major The Hollywood Lawyer clients, makeup artists Patrick Ta (@patrickta) and Jazmina Daniel (@missjazminad) have been nominated for the 2017 American Influencer Awards, hosted by major influencers and makeup stars, Patrick Starrr and Kandee Johnson. Patrick is nominated for “2017 Celebrity Makeup Artist of the Year” and...
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We’ve seen IBM’s Watson politely annihilate humans in Jeopardy, make a movie trailer for Morgan, create never-before-eaten recipes and even understand nuance and tone… to say the least. Now it’s moving on to music. Watson Beat is IBM’s music arm of Watson; an AI-driven music composing app that’s sparked some debate about music copyright. Speaking on the panel at Amsterdam Dance Event’s Tech conference yesterday, IBM...
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Olivia de Havilland can move forward with her lawsuit alleging FX Networks falsely portrayed her in an anthology series about the infamous feud between fellow actresses Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and used her image without providing any compensation. The judge rejected defense arguments to dismiss her case on free-speech grounds. “They’re in deep trouble,”...
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